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Department General Surgery
Primary Location West Valley Medical Building
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
West Valley Medical Building
Primary Location

West Valley Medical Building


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Appendectomy
  • Bile Duct Exploration
  • Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Biliary And Pancreatic Stone Therapy
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Conservation Surgery
  • Breast Diagnostics
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Clinical Breast Examination
  • Colectomy
  • Colonic Manometry
  • Complex Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Fecal Diversion
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Hernia Open Repair Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Placement of CAPD Catheters
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Office Ultrasound Guided Biopsy
  • Open Inguinal And Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Pediatric Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Single-port Surgery
  • Splenectomy
  • Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
  • Surgery
  • Surgery For Breast Cancer
  • Surgery for Diseases Of The Breast
  • Surgical Drains
  • Thyroidectomy
View all 49 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Fissures
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Bile Duct Stones
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Disease
  • Breast Infections
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Pain
  • Cellulitis
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diverticulosis
  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
  • Fissure
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Disease
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • GI Bleeding
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernias
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intraductal Papilloma
  • Intussusception
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Moles
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Pancreatitis
  • Parathyroid Disease Description
  • Recurrent Breast Cancer
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Sepsis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
View all 48 Specialties +


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About Andrew Smith, MD

Andrew C. Smith, MD, is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He practices all aspects of general surgery at Fairview and Lakewood Hospitals, with particular interest in laparoscopic surgery, surgery of the gastrointestinal tract, surgery of the breast and hernia repair.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Fairview General Hospital
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Fairview General Hospital
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Undergraduate - University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA USA


  • Surgery - General Surgery

Specialty Interests

breast surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, hernia repair, hernia repair and trauma surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, surgery of the gastrointestinal tract, surgical treatment of diseases of the breast

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 10/13/2021, Dr. Smith has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

180 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 5
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

41 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

Dr. Smith took time to explain the procedure and answer questions. But he also took time to get to know me during the visit. I was very impressed.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

As always perfect care from Dr. Smith

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

Dr. Smith is an excellent doctor! He is always professional and informative.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2021

*Dr. Smith, his surgery team and *Melissa were the very best.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

Dr. Smith did a very thorough exam and explained all my options to fix the issue I was having. He was able to take care of it that day in the office

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

*Dr. Andrew Smith is 5 stars!

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Very happy with Dr. Smith.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Dr Andrew Smith is an extremely professional and caring physician. I came into this appointment very nervous (had a skin tag on my nipple and expecting to hear I have cancer). Dr. Smith reassured me that cancer was not in play here, and he was able to remove the skin tag within this same new/other appointment necessary. I was extremely humbled and grateful that Dr Smith took the extra time to remove this skin tag with this appointment. It was super quick and effortless. He told me he would send off the skin tag to pathology for a full workup to double reassure me that this isn't cancer. Dr Smith is very personable and kind. I would highly recommend Dr Smith to all patients who require breast surgery needs. I plan to tell all of my friends and family to see Dr Smith if they need breast surgery needs. Dr Smith relieved my anxiety snd stress with this skin tag. He quickly removed it right in office. I left his office feeling SO HAPPY. I also left his office with a renewed plan/lessons learned on the importance of breast health and self examinations. Just a great physician, great nursing staff. Thank you Dr Smith and staff!! I am very grateful!

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Two telephone messages regarding my upcoming appointment with Dr. Smith were not returned.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Dr. Andrew Smith was so kind and caring. He explained everything to me and made me feel comfortable! I am grateful to be his patient!

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Dr Smith is great

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

Everything about this experience is way beyond I would have ever guessed.Dr. Smith took the time with me on everything, answered every question in detail

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

Andrew Smith is a highly respected physician. He is professional, compassionate, and has focused attention to detail. His reputation precedes him. I chose Fairview because of him.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

I have recommended Dr. Smith often and will continue to do so.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Dr. Andrew Smith is the best! He is caring, and kind and throughout my cancer surgeries and journey, he was just wonderful. I looked forward seeing him every year for check ups. I will miss him, now that I'm 5 years cancer free.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Dr Smith apologized for the delay & honored HIPAA. He helped me with my "sandwich" healthcare family responsibilities. I will write a thank you for not only what he said but also for the manner in which he spoke with me. Sat down. Established eye contact .

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Dr. Smith is an excellent person, physician, surgeon!

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Dr. Smith was very assuring. He explained the procedure that he would be performing. The nurse that assisted him was very thoughtful and calming as well.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

I had to wait 3 weeks to get two ultrasound/biopsies scheduled. Having breast cancer and not being able to continue with my treatment until these procedures were done made for an extremely anxious 3 weeks. This is no refection on Dr Smith or his staff, but definitely the the worst part of my experience with the Clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

I can't say enough about Dr Smith and would recommend him highly. I am very lucky to have him as my doctor. I feel like he truly cares about my well being and me as a person. He takes his time every time we talk or meet, really listens to me and explains everything in detail so I understand all my options. He is everything you could want in a doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

April and Dr. Smith are awesome! Met them last year for treatment of a particularly annoying breast infection. They're kind, patient. They listen and take time to explain things, and I never felt like I was a burden. I would recommend them to my friends/family in a heartbeat!

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Dr Andrew Smith was one of the most complete and caring doctors I have ever had at the clinic. He answered every question and gave options of how best to consider the next step.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

It has taken 8 months to get a diagnosis. I had to go out of the CC doctors to get an answer. Irony was that the outside doctor still recommended Dr Smith.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

I love my doctors and the Cleveland Clinic I would never change

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Dr Smith and his team were very professional and very kind. I did not feel rushed and felt that it was important to them that I understood next steps!

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Best doctors.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Dr. Andrew Smith inspires confidence listens carefully gives clear picture of what can be anticipated and what will be done

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Dr. Smith put such care into explaining the hardest news I've ever had to hear. He was a patient, easy to understand, and spent time whikeninasked questions. He was wonderful.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Dr. Smith was very thorough and offered good rationale for his suggestions.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

Great Doctor. Wish he was a PCP

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

I already have recommended Dr. Smith to a number of people

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

Dr. Smith took so much time to go over every detail of my reports - he put me at ease -

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

Dr. Smith was very thorough and clear in his explanations, recommendations and description of potential complications. He was very respectful and courteous.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

Dr. Smith was very nice and included my husband in our discussions. I appreciated it very much.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Dr. Smith was very pleasant & informed me & my spouse re. my upcoming surgery

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Dr Andrew Smith operated on our daughter, my brother x 2 & my niece. I heard before their surgeries he was a great surgeon

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

Dr. Andrew Smith carefully conducted the exam. He was very thoughtful, professional and personal.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

Loved Dr. Smith! He was kind, professional, gave thorough explanations, and explained my situation in a manner that I could understand.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

Great team. *Dr. Smith is an awesome human being!!!!!

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

very nice staff doctor very concerned and Explained everything to. me about my problems will Definitely go back for sure

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Dr Andrew Smith is an amazing Dr

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